The green, hooded military jacket had the words written graffiti-style on the back.
Despite severe criticism online, Melania's spokesman Stephanie Grisham insisted there was no hidden message behind the jacket. "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message", she said of the olive-colored item, which is already sold out.
First lady Melania Trump traveled to Texas Thursday in an unannounced visit to a social services center amid a crisis over migrant children being forcibly separated from their parents as a result of the administration's "zero-tolerance" policy. Much like her spontaneous trip, the statement on the back of her jacket was also a surprise-to say the least.
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At the second 2016 presidential debate, Mrs. Trump showed up in a fuchsia silk blouse with a large bow at the neck, long known as a "pussy bow blouse". "I am speechless. Melania Trump wore a jacket emblazoned with the saying 'I really don't care, do you?' when she left for Texas this morning", one Twitter user slammed. "My wife, our first lady, is down now at the border because it really bothered her to be looking at this", President Trump told members of his Cabinet Thursday, just as his wife was landing in Texas to visit a facility where dozens of children are being housed. She went straight to the Oval Office to brief the president, who later tweeted that the jacket's message referred to her feelings about the "Fake News Media".
The kids the first lady visited there were aged 12-17, and most crossed into the U.S.as unaccompanied minors, but six of the children were separated from their families upon being detained. Grisham told reporters on the trip that the visit was the first lady's idea, and she planned the visit before the president signed his executive order.
Her visit comes amid growing outrage in the United States over a policy that separates migrant children who illegally enter the US with their parents. However, his policy of criminally prosecuting illegal border-crossers remains.
"I'm here to learn about your facility", the first lady said as she met with staff and federal health and border patrol officials.
Mrs. Trump, whose focus is on children, may have helped encourage her husband to act.